Magpie Alley
   West out of Whitefriars Street, at No. 20, to George Yard, within the precinct of Whitefriars, in Farringdon Ward Without (P.O. Directory).
   First mention: In P. Clerks, 1732, described as "Magpye alley," or "glasshouse alley" in Great Ashentree Court."
   In Lockie, 1816, at the north end of Glasshouse Alley.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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